- 09 Feb 21
In a world of shuttered music venues and snatched-away opportunities, Ireland’s music community continues to defy the odds – with young, emerging artists defiantly rising above seemingly insurmountable challenges, and flying the flag for their country. This bold energy, independent ethos and genre-defying talent is evident across our list of Hot For 2021 Irish Acts – which features artists from every corner of Ireland.
His former band – Gypsies On The Autobahn – having retired, James Smith has begun to create great things as YURN. A supremely talented producer, he’s remixed and reworked artists from Soda Blonde to Tolu Makay. Smith’s genius is to take tracks from vastly different genres, and transforming them into effervescent club bangers or gentle, meditative ambient music. He’s got it.
Hear: Will They Won’t They EP.
Watch: The lockdown-themed video for his ‘D.A.R.L.I.N.G.’ rework.
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